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Geography A-Level at The Ockendon Academy & Studio School

Course description

The aim of the course is to give students a wide-ranging understanding of the issues that face our planet in the 21st century.

As a unique discipline, geography combines the earth sciences with a humanitarian focus where students will hone their skills in interpreting data and maps, conducting an enquiry and synthesising text.








Course content

Unit 1:

Tectonic processes and hazards, landscape systems processes and change (coastal landscapes and change), water cycle and water insecurity, carbon cycle and energy security.

Unit 2:

Globalisation, shaping places (regenerating places), superpowers, global development and connections (migration, identity and sovereignty).

Unit 3:

Synoptic investigation based on a geographical issue. There are 3 synoptic links within Unit 1 and 2 which include players, attitudes and actions, futures and uncertainties.

Unit 4:

Geographical investigations includes the completion of an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. 3000-4000 word count, 20% of A-Level.



Entry requirements

GCSE Geography grade B or above.




· Unit 1:

2 hours 15 minutes written exam - 30% of A-Level.

· Unit 2:

2 hours 15 minutes written exam - 30% of A-Level.

· Unit 3:

2 hours 15 minutes written exam - 20% of A-Level.

· Unit 4:

Controlled assessment - 20% of A-Level.



Future opportunities

The transferable skills gained through this course are highly prised and therefore useful for a multitude of degree courses and career opportunities including: Civil Service, Leisure and Tourism, Media, Environmental Management and Earth Sciences.



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2018
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